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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby Oatsdad » Mon May 12, 2008 11:09 pm

In the "FYI" category: I dumped Swisher in all three of my leagues. No one has picked him up in ANY of them, so I guess I'm not the only one who has no interest in him! :-P
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby hwiggen » Tue May 13, 2008 1:50 am

He had a couple hits tonight but didn't hit the ball with authority.
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby urbanbreez » Tue May 13, 2008 4:19 pm

hwiggen wrote:He had a couple hits tonight but didn't hit the ball with authority.

He scored a couple runs too...
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby NZ Eff » Tue May 13, 2008 5:17 pm

I'm picking Swisher has a huge night tonight against Weaver.

At least 1 HR and 3-4 RBI's.


And yes I wouldn't expect anyone to have not given up on him. A .248 career slugger on pace for 12 HR's should not be owned in anything but the deepest of mixed leagues or AL only.
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby Yoda » Tue May 13, 2008 5:23 pm

The problem with a slumping slugger like Swisher is not knowing when to give up on him. It is mid May and still relatively early. I think if some guys are still in a major funk by June 1 then you can start cutting some of your losses provided there are good options still available. In shallow leagues, you can probably cut him and wait for him to heat up to grab him again.
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed May 14, 2008 12:40 pm

Yoda wrote:The problem with a slumping slugger like Swisher is not knowing when to give up on him. It is mid May and still relatively early. I think if some guys are still in a major funk by June 1 then you can start cutting some of your losses provided there are good options still available. In shallow leagues, you can probably cut him and wait for him to heat up to grab him again.



The right strategy right there.
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby hwiggen » Sun May 18, 2008 10:43 pm

I suppose Swisher is bound to come around eventually but he is becoming a liability in CF. He doesn't throw to the right base, he doesn't get a good jump on the ball and he doesn't have the speed to cover a lot of ground. He's just NOT a centerfielder. I think he probably cost Gavin Floyd a no-hitter (or you can blame the manager for not putting in Anderson in the 9th).
Quentin has been great, Dye is still healthy and Konerko is playing through his hand problem. You just have to wonder how long they'll stick with him in CF. I can't imagine Swisher being benched but I could see him sitting a game or two each week until his bat heats up.
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby slomo007 » Sun May 18, 2008 11:35 pm

If Swisher's bat ever heats up, maybe they'll force Konerko to the DL and play Swisher at 1b? Konerko hasn't exactly been ripping the cover off the ball either. :-?
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby urbanbreez » Mon May 19, 2008 12:52 pm

slomo007 wrote:If Swisher's bat ever heats up, maybe they'll force Konerko to the DL and play Swisher at 1b? Konerko hasn't exactly been ripping the cover off the ball either. :-?


Not ripping the cover off the ball? He's been terrible. Completely. I couldn't hold him any longer and gave him the axe last weekend.
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Re: Anyone giving up on Swisher?

Postby pat189 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:20 pm

Can't believe how bad he is doing...
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